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[audio]Cloning Animals -- Groks Science Show 2006-04-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
In spite of the controversies surround the ethics of animal cloning, progress has been made in reproducing animals through their genetic material. On this program, biologist Sir John Gurden joined us to talk about developmental biology and challenges to cloning.
Keywords: science; biology
Downloads: 5,504
[audio]Character Flux -- Groks Science Show 2011-07-06 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Although we often view our moral character as being immutable, behavioral research has begun to demonstrate the intense flexibility of our moral character. On this program, David DeSteno discussed the biology of character.
Keywords: science; biology; psychology; groks
Downloads: 3,227
[audio]Size Biology -- Groks Science Show 2007-02-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Size matters... especially in biology. But the dimensions of living organisms are often disregarded, while it is arguably essential to their study. On this program, Prof. John Tyler Bonner discussed why size matters in biology.
Keywords: science; size; biology
Downloads: 4,318
[audio]Belief Biology -- Groks Science Show 2006-12-20 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The origin of our belief systems may have strong biological underpinnings. On this program, Prof. Andrew Newberg discussed the biology of our beliefs.
Keywords: science; belief; biology
Downloads: 4,431
[audio]Arrival of the Fittest -- Groks Science Show 2014-10-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The theory of evolution explains how the fittest traits survive in a species, but not how those traits arise in the first place.  On this episode, Andreas Wagner discussed the arrival of the fittest.
Keywords: science; evolution; biology; groks
Downloads: 1,243
[audio]Cheap Genome -- Groks Science Show 2010-09-29 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Genetic sequencing once was a prohibitively costly endeavor costing billions of dollars and untold number of man-hours. Yet, the price for sequencing has plummeted rapidly such that personalized genomic sequencing may soon be available. On this program, Kevin Davies discussed the thousand dollar genome.
Keywords: science; genome; genetic testing; biology; molecular biology; groks
Downloads: 3,169
[audio]Bees -- Groks Science Show 2011-06-08 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Bees are remarkable creatures that serve an important role in agriculture. Yet, their numbers are dwindling due to disease and the fewer number of bee keepers cultivating their use. On this program, Hannah Nordhaus discussed the plight of the agricultural bee.
Keywords: science; biology; agronomy; entymology; groks
Downloads: 2,975
[audio]Cancer Canines -- Groks Science Show 2010-07-21 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Prostate cancer is a major issue for men. And, early detection is important for improving the odds of survival. Yet, it turns out dogs may help in this regard. On this program, Gregg Steben discussed cancer-sniffing dogs.
Keywords: science; cancer; dogs; biology; groks
Downloads: 3,234
[audio]Neural Populations -- Groks Science Show 2011-05-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Classical studies of the brain have relied on recording from single neurons at one time. However, understanding the interactions of multiple neurons requires different approaches. On this program, Konrad Kording discussed recording from multiple neurons in the brain.
Keywords: science; neuroscience; biology; technology; groks
Downloads: 3,080
[audio]Science versus Religion -- Groks Science Show 2010-11-17 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The continued clashes between science and religion over the theory of evolution appears to have no middle ground for agreement. But, can these two worldviews be reconciled? On this program, Ron Frost discussed the debate over evolution.
Keywords: science; evolution; biology; religion; groks
Downloads: 4,295 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Body Politic -- Groks Science Show 2012-01-04 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Advances in biology have revolutionized modern medicine, but they have also spurred many ethical and political issues. On this program, Prof. Jonathan Moreno discussed the politics of biology.
Keywords: science; technology; biology; politics; groks
Downloads: 2,463
[audio]Dominant Animal -- Groks Science Show 2008-11-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Humans have evolved to become the dominant life form on the planet, but in the process have extracted a heavy toll on the environment. On this program, Prof. Paul Ehrlich discussed human population biology and its relation to the environment.
Keywords: science; biology; ecology; population studies
Downloads: 5,563
[audio]Food Addiction -- Groks Science Show 2011-07-20 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Food addiction may be a major cause of obesity. What are the causes of food addiction and how can they be overcome? On this program, Hedley Turk discussed why intelligent people are overweight.
Keywords: science; nutrition; psychology; biology; groks
Downloads: 2,756
[audio]Infectious Behavior -- Groks Science Show 2012-06-27 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
What are the connections between the immune system and the brain? How could these interactions give rise to mental disorders, such as schizophrenia and autism? On this program, Prof. Paul H. Patterson discused Infectious Behavior.
Keywords: science; biology; immunology; neurosciencel groks
Downloads: 1,963
[audio]Atavism -- Groks Science Show 2010-04-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Atavism refers to an organism adopting characteristics of an ancestral form. Such genetic throwbacks are fascinating subjects for evolutionary biologists. On this program, James Rollins discussed atavism in the Alter of Eden.
Keywords: science; atavism; evolution; biology; groks
Downloads: 3,654
[audio]Age of Empathy -- Groks Science Show 2009-12-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Empathy is an emotion that is often thought to be uniquely human. However, studies of non-human primates are changing that view. On this program, Prof. Frans de Waal discussed the age of empathy.
Keywords: science; empathy; biology; sociology; groks
Downloads: 3,889
[audio]Accelerating Evolution -- Groks Science Show 2009-04-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The effects of evolutionary pressures on recent human development have often been overlooked. Yet, within the past ten thousand years, modern humans may have been evolving under enormous selective pressures. On this program, Prof. Gregory Cochran discussed how civilization accelerated human evolution.
Keywords: science; evolution; biology; anthropology; genetics
Downloads: 5,315
[audio]Mantids -- Groks Science Show 2010-09-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Mantids are a diverse and amazing order of insects, whose attributes continue to amaze and astound scientists. On this program, Dr. Gavin Svenson and Dr. David Yager discussed mantodea.
Keywords: science; insects; mantids; mantids; biology; groks
Downloads: 3,323
[audio]Bonobo Handshake -- Groks Science Show 2010-06-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Bonobos have been described as the peace-loving apes. But, how is this related to a bonobo handshake? On this program, Vanessa Woods discussed the Bonobo Handshake.
Keywords: science; biology; ethology; primatology; bonobo; groks
Downloads: 3,647
[audio]Sexology -- Groks Science Show 2009-05-20 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Sex may be the reason that the world goes round, but can science provide the reason for the reason? On this program, Dr. Sharon Moalem discussed how sex works.
Keywords: science; sex; biology; evolution; sexology; groks
Downloads: 5,272
[audio]MRSA -- Groks Science Show 2010-05-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
MRSA, otherwise known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, may be the greatest public health threat since AIDS. What is being done to combat this deadly disease? On this program, Maryn McKenna discussed the threat of this Superbug.
Keywords: science; MRSA; epidemiology; biology; public health; groks
Downloads: 3,686
[audio]Doing It -- Groks Science Show 2013-06-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Although sex is an integral part of human existence, there is still much that most of us are in the dark about. On this program, Dr. Robert Martin discussed the evolution of sexual behaviors in humans.
Keywords: science; sex; sexuality; evolution; biology; groks
Downloads: 1,964
[audio]Smart Swarm -- Groks Science Show 2010-08-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Swarm behavior is found throughout nature in ants, birds and even humans. But, what is a smart swarm and how can we learn from them? On this program, Peter Miller discussed the Smart Swarm with guest host, Dr. Elise Covic.
Keywords: science; biology; population dynamics; chaos; sociology; groks
Downloads: 3,470
[audio]Alimentary Adventures -- Groks Science Show 2013-04-24 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The alimentary canal is a structure that most would rather not explore to deeply, metaphorically or literally. Yet, on this program, Mary Roach discussed her adventures through the alimentary canal.
Keywords: science; alimentary canal; gulp; biology; groks
Downloads: 1,828
[audio]Human Biology -- Groks Science Show 2009-06-17 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Although biologists have fact sheets for most organisms on the planet, the human has somehow escaped this treatment. On this program, Hannah Holmes discussed the biology of the well-dressed ape.
Keywords: science; biology; human; fact sheet; anthropology; groks
Downloads: 4,954
[audio]Genetic Testing -- Groks Science Show 2010-05-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Genetic testing is the centerpiece of predictive medicine. How can genetic tests inform and empower individuals regarding their health. On this program, Dr. Brandon Colby discussed outsmarting your genes.
Keywords: science; genetics; genetic tests; biology; public health; predictive medicine; groks
Downloads: 3,600
[audio]SuperCooperators -- Groks Science Show 2011-05-18 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Although competition may seem to drive the natural world, cooperation may be the bigger motivating force. On this program, Martin Nowak discussed supercooperators.
Keywords: science; biology; evolution; cooperation; game theory; sociology; groks
Downloads: 2,914
[audio]Ants -- Groks Science Show 2010-06-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Ants are amazing creatures due to their variety, ubiquity, and complexity of behavior. And, they share many unique features with humans. On this program, Mark Moffett discussed his adventures among ants.
Keywords: science; ants; myrmecology; entomology; biology; natural history; groks
Downloads: 3,570
[audio]The Extreme Life of the Sea -- Groks Science Show 2014-04-16 - Chenan Zhang
Dr. Palumbi talks about his book, The Extreme Life of the Sea, on the fastest, oldest, and smallest creatures that live in the coldest, hottest, and deepest parts of the ocean.
Keywords: Groks; Groks science show; Stephen Palumbi; Marine Biology; Marine Adaptations
Downloads: 1,109
[audio]Natural Philosophy -- Groks Science Show 2010-04-28 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Scientific theories often assume that all scientific principles can be eventually unified. But, is this true? On this program, Marcelo Gleiser discussed a Tear at the Edge of Creation.
Keywords: science; cosmology; physics; string theory; biology; philosophy; groks
Downloads: 3,957
[audio]Evolution -- Groks Science Show 2010-10-06 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The theory of evolution continues to be supported by the weight of scientific evidence, yet the basic concepts and principles behind the theory continue to be misunderstood, ignored, or misstated. On this program, Prof. Richard Dawkins discussed The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution.
Keywords: science; biology; evolution; natural selection; dawkins; richard dawkins; groks
Downloads: 3,912 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Moral Brains -- Groks Science Show 2007-04-25 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Morality often is considered a largely sociological issue. However, recent advances in neurobiology are demonstrating that human brains are wired for morality. On this program, Prof. Marc Hauser from Harvard University discussed the biology of morality.
Keywords: science; morality; biology
Downloads: 9,153
[audio]Cochlear Implants -- Groks Science Show 2009-08-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Cochlear implants are remarkable devices for alleviating lost hearing. But, how do these devices work? On this program, Prof. Valeriy Shafiro discussed the mechanisms of normal hearing and cochlear implants.
Keywords: science; technology; biology; hearing; audiology; cochlear implants; neurobiology; hearing aids; groks
Downloads: 4,466
[audio]Evolutionary Truth -- Groks Science Show 2009-02-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Darwin Day, celebrated on Feb. 12, marks the 200th birthday anniversary of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of his famed publication, On the Origin of Species. Yet, despite the overwhelming evidence supporting the modern evolutionary theory, controversy still abounds. On this program, Prof. Jerry Coyne from the University of Chicago discussed why evolution is true.
Keywords: science; evolution; darwin; natural selection; biology
Downloads: 5,864 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Darwin to DNA -- Groks Science Show 2009-10-14 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
With the rapid advances in genetic technology, the history of the genetic revolution is often forgotten. On this program, James Schwartz discussed the history of the gene from Darwin to DNA.
Keywords: science; biology; genetics; DNA; Darwin; evolution; history; groks
Downloads: 4,529 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
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